2017年08月23日

Maker of Nature

In August, a lot of people spend the summer vacation in nature. We see deep blue sky, white thunderhead, a long horizon, innumerable stars and beautiful flowers. All of these are like an oasis and give a healing moment to us who live in a stressful society.


When I was little, I thought the sun, the earth and the moon were there from the beginning. When I became a junior high school student, I was taught the universe was born by an explosion called the big bang. When I was a high school student, I came to know the Bible and was taught the universe was made by God the Creator, not born by accident. But I thought what the Bible said was a kind of myth when I first read it. However, I also thought the nature was so excellent that it couldn’t be explained by a mere explosion.  


Years later, I read a thesis of Kazuo Murakami, an authority on genetic engineering at the University of Tsukuba. It was a real eye-opener to me. He says, “When I saw the works beyond human power in cells and genes, I was amazed. At least I realize living things were not born without a being beyond the power or works of man.”


I mean even the modern science anticipates the maker of nature. And the Bible claims as follows:In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)


This is the origin of the universe. We mustn’t mistake it. It is similar to buttoning up your shirt. If you make a mistake at first, you can’t wear it properly. There seems to be a thing we have to admit at first in our life. God is the beginning, not man. Replacing the main character of the beginning seems to bring the cause of modern problems. I recommend you to receive God the Creator of your life and start a new life with Him.


Senior Pastor  Masao Nakanishi

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Seek Till You Get It

Several months ago, my wife lost her keys and returned home. So I went out to look for them with her because she lost all her keys along with the key of our home. We searched the platforms of stations, the stairs, and all the roads she walked, but we didn’t find them out. Then, another problem occurred. On the way to her workplace, she also lost the tickets of train. Now she lost two of her belongings!   


Buwe didn’t give up searching. Fortunately, our efforts were rewarded, and we found the keys at her workplace. Now to the train tickets. Even though she bought them, if they wouldn’t be found, she had to pay for them again. So we searched them eagerly. After all, we knew a kind person delivered them to a station attendant and she went to the terminal station to take them. Although we felt impatient, both of the things she lost finally came back to us! 


The Bible says,“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)It also says, “For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” These are famous words Jesus said. You may have heard them before.I have been encouraged by this words and also experienced it many times. When I kept seeking something, God provided it to me.


Some may think it is doubtful. It isn’t natural to think we can easily get anything we want in real life. But the Bible says, “Keep asking, keep seeking and keep knocking!”In other words, you have to seek fervently and continuouslyif you really want to get it. In many cases we may be apt to give up before we get what we seek.  


God is good and merciful. He doesn’t refuse giving you good things. You can believe it will surely be given to you if you really need it. May God bless you.



Youth PastorKenshiroGoto

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2017年08月02日

第184回2017年8月のメッセージ「大自然の作者」


8月には休暇で自然に触れる方も多いだろうと思います。紺碧の青空やモクモクと沸き上がるような白い雲、どこまでも続く地平線、夜空に輝く満天の星々そして美しい花々…それらはストレスに囲まれた私達に、ひと時の癒しをもたらすオアシスのようです。

ところで幼い頃は、太陽も地球も月もはじめからあったように思っていたのですが、中学生になると、この宇宙が「一種の大爆発」によって存在したと教えられました。高校生になって私は聖書を知り、天地が単なる偶然ではなく、創造者である神の作によるものであることを知りました。でも当初はそれを読んでも、それが古代における一種の神話的表現ではないかと思ったものです。

ただ偶然にしては余りに見事な大自然であって、それを単なる「爆発」では到底、説明不可能という思いがあったのも事実です。

そんな頃、筑波大の遺伝子工学の権威村上和雄氏の論文を読み、「目から鱗」の感を抱きました。彼はこう書いています。

「細胞や遺伝子の中には人間業を越えた働きを見て感動した。少なくても人間の力とか業を越えた存在がなければ生き物は生まれないというのが実感である」

つまり現代の科学でさえ、大自然の作者を想定しているのです。そして聖書は力強く語ります。

「はじめに神が天と地を創造した」(創世記1章1節)

これが始まりです。この始まりを間違えては行けません。ちょうど服のボタンを掛け間違うと、途中は上手く行くようでも、最後には上手く行かないように、人生にも最初に認めなければならないことがあるように思われます。人間がはじめではなく、神がはじめなのです。この「はじめ」の主人公のすり替えが、現代の問題の原因であるように思われます。

どうぞあなたの命の創造者である神を受け入れて祝福された人生をスタートしていただきたいと願っています。

牧師 中西正夫



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